|Name: Ashley Hanna
From: Fredericksburg, TX
Service: Tegucigalpa, HONDURAS
|Ashley is a two-time VIDES volunteer.
The first time in Honduras with Sr.
Gloria and a few other volunteers
and the second time by herself to
Guatemala. She lived and
experienced first-hand both the
poverty and joy of the people.
Ashley's interests include singing,
cooking, teaching, computers,
accounting and youth ministry.
|VIDES+USA Volunteer Missioners Spotlight
|Name: Joseph Ferreira
From: Richmond, CA
|Less than a year after the Hurricane
Katrina catastrophe, Joseph and
Maria Mueller (see below) went the
Greater New Orleans area to help at
a summer camp for children. They
played games, swam and learned
many things. The children were able
to let go of all the sadness and
turmoil and have some good fun!
Joseph, too, loved being with the
|Service: Westwego, LA
Dates: Jun 06'- Jul 06
|Name: Wendy Macagno
From: Mohave, CA
Service: SJB- San Antonio
|From CA to SA to CO, Wendy
obtained her college degree between
her volunteer experiences in 2002
and 2006. She has her BS in
Religious studies, philosophy and
Spanish. Her interests include
religious education, office work and
working with poor children.
Dates: May 06' - Aug 06'
|Name: Kathy Meus
From: Lake in the Hill, MI
|Kathy has her BA in Computer
Science and Business Administration.
She loves to work with the poor
especially the children. One of the
activities she loves to do is helping
children read. She is also a big fan
of futbol (soccer).
|Name: Maria Mueller
From: Houston, PA
|Maria worked along-side Joseph
Ferreira (see above) in the Greater
New Orleans area after the Hurricane
Katrina incident. At a summer camp,
they played games, swam and
learned many things. Maria has her
BS in Art Education. Her interests
include swimming, hiking, doing arts
and crafts and working with children!
|Service: Westwego, LA
Dates: Jun 06' - Jul 06'
|Name: Matt Putorti
From: Whitehall, NY
|While waiting for their Visas to be
approved for in Sudan, Matt and
Frank So (see below) spent a month
in Rwanda and started the Banana
Fund. Currently Matt is in Sudan at a
technical training school for young
boys, where he is coordinating
administration for the three boarding
houses and teaching English. Matt is
interested in economic development,
teaching and youth ministry.
|Name: Alicia Robey
From: Omaha, NE
|Alicia made her presence felt at our
2006 Asherton camp. Her love of
education, recreation and sports
made her a great asset to the camp.
Alicia has her BS in English and
Justice & Peace. She also enjoys
working with children with disabilities,
orphans, and teaching preschool
|Service: Asherton, TX
Dates: Jun 06'
|Name: Marta Romo
From: San Antonio, TX
|Marta spent a month in Ayutla,
Mexico helping with the education
system. Her experience in Mexico
taught her about the poverty of their
education because she realizes that
many of children have very bright
minds, but they do not have the
opportunity for a good education.
Marta also enjoys cooking, art,
music, guitar and math.
|Service: Ayutla, MEXICO
Dates: Jul 06'
|Name: Frank So
From: Portland, OR
|Frank and Matt Putorti (see above)
traveled together first to Rwanda,
where they established the Banana
Fund, and then to Sudan. He is
writing grant proposals for the
expansion of the technical school for
the boys of Sudan. Frank has his
MA in international peace and conflict
resolution. His interests include
photography, jogging, leading
retreats and teaching.